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Julia Willhite

Julia Willhite
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I'm Julia and I live in Olathe with my husband of 13 years, my 7 and 2.5 year old daughters, and a sweet old blind pug we call Boopers. I’m a social worker turned SAHM (at least til my youngest starts school). I love Dr. Pepper, thunderstorms, and talking to other adults. I hate coffee, diet culture, and washing dishes. I'll talk your ear off about the best local parks and which restaurants have wronged me by changing their long-standing menu items. I try to walk the line between knowing a lot of stuff and not being a know-it-all. Some days I'm better than others.

Embracing a ‘Fed is Best’ Mentality

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My first daughter was a late term preemie, born just shy of 36 weeks, eager to meet the world and then sleep for the first month of her life. I wrote candidly about our experience...
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Kansas City: Where to Get the Wiggles Out

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Winter and summer and on the days in between, there are just times that the weather gets in the way of sending your kids outside to play. And when the kids are cooped up,...

Holiday Traditions at Union Station and Crown Center

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We have lived in Kansas City for almost 10 years now, but it wasn't until three years ago when our daughter was a toddler that we really explored the city during the holiday season. We quickly...
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Five Appointments to Make Every Year

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Adulting. It's not particularly fun and exciting, but it's important. As a mom you probably spend a lot of time managing your family calendar and making sure your kids get in for their yearly...
10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

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Fall is just around the corner, and if you've checked out our Fall Guide you are probably reeling with all the possibilities! Last year, my family created a fall fun list (I hate the morbid term "bucket...
Tips for a Trip to Grinter Farms

Tips for a Trip to Grinter Farms

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If you live in the Kansas City area, you've probably noticed friends on Facebook sharing status updates on a field of sunflowers that is set to bloom any day now. If you haven't visited,...

Hosting a Summer Olympics Party

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I LOVE the Olympics. It's a toss up which I love more, summer or winter. Summer may get the slight edge though since my daughter was born during the summer of 2012 and I...

Mom’s Night Out in Kansas City

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When it comes to having a Mom's Night Out (MNO), my motto is: if you plan it, they will come! Don't sit around waiting for friends to plan something, they're probably waiting around themselves....

Kid Friendly Shopping in Kansas City

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In the last four years, I've done a lot of shopping with my daughter and over time, I've figured out the stores that I know she sees as a "treat" to visit and are more than...

Guide to the Beanstalk Children’s Garden in Kansas City

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Last summer I learned about the Beanstalk Children's Garden in Swope Park and arranged for my moms group to make a visit so we could check it out. We didn't make it until August when it...
Maternity Clothes for the Plus Sized Mom

Maternity Clothes for the Plus Sized Mom

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When I got pregnant for the first time, I was so excited to shop for maternity clothes. I made a visit to Motherhood Maternity only to find one tiny little section with clothes in...

Picking a Preschool: Things to Consider

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In the Kansas City area, we are fortunate to have an abundance of preschools to choose from (so many it can make your head spin!). Before picking one, consider the different preschool philosophies and...

National Infertility Awareness Week: My Story

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April 21-27, 2019 is National Infertility Awareness Week.   This is my infertility story. I had no inkling that I would struggle with infertility until we started trying to conceive in early 2011. After going off...

Day Trip to Topeka

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Topeka holds a special place in my heart as it is where my parents met (in an elevator!) and fell in love. My mom owned a small legal newspaper when I was a kid...
Hidden Gems at Deanna's Rose Farmstead

Hidden Gems at Deanna Rose Farmstead

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If you're a regular at Deanna Rose Farmstead like we are, you probably know all about the long list of fun things you can do there with your kids: bottle feed baby goats, go...